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Ultra-mini Encapsulated Switching Supplies Improve EMC Performance

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation adds 30-W units to its ECA Series of ultra-miniature encapsulated switching power supplies for EMC noise compliance to EN 60601-1-2:2001. The ECA30 series accepts universal input from 90 to 264 VAC and 22 models are available that provide output power of 30 W with single, dual and triple outputs from 5 to 48 VDC....

Move over Bluetooth – You’ve Got Some Competition

September 5, 2008 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Get ready Bluetooth because another player has entered into the Personal Area Network (PAN) market. Challenging the future of Bluetooth, a new start-up called Ozmo Devices and an Intel Corporation program point to a future for Wi-Fi in a broad range of peripherals, ranging from computer mice to cellular handsets and MP3 players....

VCO Uses a Doubler Insider

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications’ CRO5550Z-LF C-band coaxial resonator VCO uses a doubler insider to operate from 5,450 to 5,650 MHz and deliver a typical output power of 3 dBm at 5 V DC while drawing 120 mA. The 0.630” × 0.866” × 0.220” device offers a tuning voltage range from 0.500 to 15 V DC, typical phase noise of -104 dBC/Hz at 10 KHz offset and typical tuning sensitivity of 20 MHz/V....


Transistors Target Avionic and Radar Apps

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ MAPRST0912-50, MAPRST0912-350 and MAPR-000912-500S00 bipolar transistors perform in pulsed avionics and radar applications including air traffic control (ATC) systems, distance measurement equipment (DME) and identification friend or foe (IFF) systems. The 50 W peak MAPRST0912-50 offers a minimum gain of 9 dB and 40% minimum collector efficiency on a 50 V DC supply in driver stages in pulse power amplifier applications....


Controller Uses Hard Drive and Monitoring Module

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments’ NI PXI-8108 embedded controller uses a 32 GB solid-state hard drive and the MI PXI-8250 system monitoring module for PXI and CompactPCI systems. The device utilizes an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor and NI LabVIEW 8.6 software, and works with NI LabVIEW Real-Time and LABWindows™/CVI Real-Time modules to deliver deterministic real-time measurement and control....

TCXO Offers ±0.5 ppm Stability

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Greenray Industries’ T77 Series TXCOs offers ±0.5 ppm stability in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C while using a crystal from Statek. The 5 × 7 mm ceramic-packaged devices exhibit g-sensitivity of 9, a phase noise floor of -155 dBc and current consumption to 1mA. The oscillators operate on a supply voltage of 3, 3....

Adapter Includes Interchangeable Plugs

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong’s PSM08R-050(M)-R 8 W adapter comes with a micro-USB output connector and 4 interchangeable clip adapter plugs for use in power outlets worldwide. The double-insulated device offers an AC input range from 90 to 264 V, voltage rating of 5 V DC at 1.6 A and short circuit and over voltage protection....

Thermocouple Data Logger Records 262,144 Measurements

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s OM-CP-TC110-2MB Series of thermocouple data loggers measures and records up to 262,144 measurements per channel while accepting thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S, B and N. The battery-powered devices offer a real-time clock module that extends the battery life to >2 years and allows for high-speed downloads....


Test/Burn-in Socket Accommodates 6.5 mm² Devices

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics’ CSP/MicroBGA test and burn-in socket accommodates CSP, MicroBGA, DSP, LGA, SRAM, DRAM and Flash devices up to 6.5 mm². The device lasts up to 500,000 cycles over a temperature range from -55°C to 150°C (-67°F to 302°F). The socket offers solderless pressure mount compression spring probes and a pressure pad compression spring, which have contact forces of 15 g per contact on 0....

Slide Switches Offer Right Angle Actuations

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components’ AYZ, JS, JSM and PCM Series slide switches offer right angle actuation suitable for momentary or momentary-and-latched operation. The 1.5 mm 1- or 2-poled SMT AYZ Series exhibit double- and triple-throw action, contact resistance under 80 mΩ and life cycles to 10,000 operations....

Oscillators Operate at 2.5 V

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics’ FXO-LC52 and FXO-PC52 XpressO LVPECL and LVDS oscillators come in a RoHS-compliant 5 × 3.2 mm package with a gold over nickel termination finish. The 5 × 3.20 mm components use ASICs in applications including SONET, Ethernet, test and measurement equipment, storage area network, broadband access, microprocessors/DSP/FPGA and industrial controllers....

Software Performs in Tester and Analyzer

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s HSPA Evolution test software packages operate in the MD8480C signaling tester and MT8820B/MT8815B radio communications analyzers. The program verifies performance of their user equipment (UE) during development and manufacturing. The MX848001C-12 option for the MD8480C allows users to conduct packet connection tests using the Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC) function in coupling tests and protocol sequence evaluation o...

Fuses Operate in Wide Temperature Range

August 25, 2008 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse’s 437 Series of surface-mount 1206-size fuses perform in a temperature range from -55ºC to 150ºC without nuisance tripping. The UL- and CSA-approved devices provide a load rating up to 6.4 A2s, current ratings from 250 mA to 8 A and a maximum fault current rating (interrupt rate) of 50 A....

DC/DC Converters Deliver 30 W

August 25, 2008 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited’s Tracopower TEN30WIN Series of 4:1 input DC/Dc converters deliver 30 W of power in a 2” × 1” shielded-metal package. The EN60950-1-standarized devices offer input voltage ranges from 9 to 36 V DC or 18 to 75 V DC, isolation of 1,500 V DC and single, dual or triple output with voltages ranging from 1....

Power MOSFET Demonstrates High Efficiency

August 25, 2008 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Technology’s RJK0383DPA dual-type power MOSFET achieves an efficiency rating of 91.6% in a synchronous-rectification circuit converting a 12 V DC input to a 1.1 V DC output at 600 kHz switching frequencies. The 5.3 × 6.2 × 0.8 mm WPAK³-packageddevice integrates high-side and low-side power MOSFETS and a Schottky barrier diode in DC/DC converters for laptop PCs and communication devices....


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